PERIODONTICS

PERIODONTICS

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PERIODONTICS

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Periodontics is the Dental Specialty that focus completely in the disease that destroys the gums and other structures around the teeth. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease, and placement of dental implants. Periodontists obtain considerable education in these areas, together with 3 extra years of schooling beyond dental college.

Periodontists deal with cases starting from moderate gingivitis to more extreme periodontitis. Periodontists provide a extensive variety of treatments, which includes scaling and root planing, root surface debridement, and regenerative procedures. when necessary, periodontists can also carry out surgical procedures for patients with severe gum disease. additionally, periodontists are educated in the placement, preservation and repair of dental implants.

PERIODONTICS

Gum Disease 

Gum disease is diagnosed when probing reveals one or more periodontal pockets, or regions in which the gum has pulled far from the tooth, four millimeters deep or more. In a few instances, only one quadrant, or quarter of the mouth, may be affected. In other cases, the affected areas may additionally span at some stage in the whole mouth.

Gum disease can be caused by a lack of regular and proper brushing and flossing, long periods of time between regular professional dental cleanings, and other known conditions which includes diabetes.

Common questions and answers about Gum Disease Treatments

Common questions and answers about Gum Disease Treatments.

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Gum disease (periodontal disease) is an infection of the tissues and bones that surround and support the teeth. It’s caused by the growth of bacteria present in plaque, which is a clear, sticky substance that your mouth produces.

Periodontitis is a severe type of gum disease that can’t be reversed. Gingivitis is a type that can be mild to severe, but it can be reversed.

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy can lower your risk of gum disease.

Good oral hygiene starts at home, though it needs to be supplemented by regular visits to our cosmetic and general dentistry practice, Astoria Dental Group. Steps you can take to prevent tooth decay and gum disease include:

Thorough brushing

Brush at least twice daily using a soft-bristle toothbrush and an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste. This helps prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and the need for costly cosmetic or restorative dentistry in the future. Replace your brush every two to three months.

Proper flossing

Flossing is crucial to the health of your teeth and gums and the prevention of gum disease. When flossing, use an 18-inch strand of floss. Ease the floss between each tooth; then, sweep it up and down several times while curving around the tooth at the gum line. Don’t forget to floss behind your last tooth and to floss bridges and artificial teeth with the aid of a floss threader.

Regular dental visits

At every regularly-scheduled dental appointment at Family Cosmetic Dentistry, one of our dentists will carefully check your teeth, gums, mouth, and throat. A checkup at Family Cosmetic Dentistry office includes:

  • A head and neck examination: This includes a cancer exam, facial exam, palpation of chewing muscles, palpation of lymph nodes, and an exam of the temporomandibular (jaw) joint.
  • A clinical dental examination: This includes a periodontal exam and examinations of the mobility of teeth, the mucous membranes, saliva, occlusion (bite), removable appliances, and contact between teeth. If we detect tooth decay or broken fillings, we will discuss appropriate action with you.
  • A full set of digital X-rays
  • A dental cleaning (prophylaxis): This includes scaling plaque, polishing teeth, flossing, assessing your mouth’s cleanliness, and providing oral hygiene instructions. If you wish to learn more about proper brushing and flossing techniques, ask your dentist about it at this stage of the visit.

Gum disease has several stages. The initial stage is called gingivitis and is an infection of the gingival (gum tissue). In this stage, gums become red, swollen, and prone to bleeding. The underlying bone is unaffected. In later stages, however, gum disease can lead to bone loss and the loosening or even loss of teeth.

Gum disease treatment varies according to the stage of the disease. At its mildest stages, gingivitis can be treated by clearing plaque and tartar deposits from the gum pockets. Severe gum disease, on the other hand, might require treatment that includes bone and gum grafts.

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Deep Cleaning

Deep cleaning is also known as scaling and root planing. Scaling includes eliminating plaque from the surface of the teeth and from the pocket area between the teeth and gums. The dental hygienist can perform scaling and root planing using both electric powered ultrasonic devices or manual scaling equipment. The opposite part of deep cleaning is root planing. The dental hygienist will use a scaling tool to take away plaque and tartar from the surface of the roots of your teeth. A scaling and root planing procedure would require no less than two visits. Follow up visits may be essential to verify that your gums and teeth are getting healthier and there is no depth pockets.

Common questions and answers about Deep Cleaning

Common questions and answers about Deep Cleaning

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A deep cleanings is a type of teeth cleaning performed by your dental hygienist or dentist. A regular teeth cleaning is termed a prophylaxis because its purpose is to prevent the formation of periodontal disease. A deep cleaning’s purpose is to treat periodontal disease that has already developed.

We suggest traditional cleaning for patients who are showing no signs of gingivitis. Otherwise, you will require scaling and root planing as a starting point to restore your gum health.

Yes. In general, we perform the cleaning on a single quadrant of your mouth at a time. A quadrant is one quarter of your smile. So, you may require up to four visits before the cleaning process is complete.

Yes. Deep cleanings are necessary for patients with periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is the loss of the bone and gum attachment to the teeth.  It is a “silent” disease, and most patients are not aware that they have it.  Your dentist diagnoses periodontal disease through dental x-rays and gum measurements called probing depths.

In general, the answer is yes. The inflammation that accompanies periodontal disease causes tenderness of the gums. Many patients cannot tolerate the gum measurements required to diagnose periodontal disease.

Anesthetic is the solution for patients whose gums are tender, and for whom a deep cleaning would be painful.  There are various options including a topical numbing gel, a numbing solution placed directly into the deep pockets, or the injection of local anesthetic.

Yes. Deep cleanings are a procedure covered by dental insurance as long as your dentist shows the diagnosis of periodontal disease through any of the three criteria listed above.  Because a deep cleaning is treating disease instead of preventing disease, it is not a preventive dental benefit. Rather, under most plans, it falls into the category of basic dental procedure. We can help you determine your exact benefits for this procedure.

Yes. Deep cleanings create a healthy oral environment and have minimal post-operative complications. The most common complaint after a deep cleaning is minor gum tenderness and mild tooth sensitivity. It is important to note that deep cleanings can cause damage to the tooth’s root if performed improperly or by an untrained person.  All of the registered dental hygienists and dentists at Premier Dental of Ohio are skilled and trained extensively in the appropriate techniques for deep cleanings.

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Family Cosmetic Dentistry offers a variety of services for all your dentistry needs.

Preventive Dental Care is important to preserve proper oral health. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy might also help you to avoid high-fee procedures such as surgical procedure, extractions, and root canals. Family Cosmetic Dentistry offers numerous preventive dental services to preserve your teeth healthy.

With the help of our Weston Dental Specialists, you can improve your smile and have teeth you will be proud of. Family Cosmetic Dentistry practices and offers several cosmetic dentistry options, including teeth whitening and veneers. Our Weston Dentist staff has many different Dental Services to shape, sculpt, and make your smile more beautiful. With a few simple steps, you can have a smile you feel great about. And treatment may be more affordable than you think.

At Family Cosmetic Dentistry, we believe that orthodontics involves more than straightening tooth it complements health and self confidence and can enhance a person’s overall quality of life. Orthodontic is a Dental service that improves the appearance of crooked or moved teeth and put them right into a straighter, more aesthetically position. A person’s smile is as unique to them as a set of fingerprints, that’s why we develop custom designed treatment plans, that deliver our patients a motive to smile.

Our Weston Dentists Specialist can extensively change the form, length, and coloration of your smile. Many patients come to Family Cosmetic Dentistry to get new composite fillings, in addition to to replace amalgam teeth fillings. For cavities that are older, our Dentists Specialists can without problems replace old silver tooth fillings generating extra updated and natural looking outcomes.

Endodontics is the Dental Service specialty concerned with the treatment and study of dental pulp. If you are experiencing dental pain you will want to contact a dentist immediately. If you are suffering from a broken, fractured, or infected tooth contact us today. Symptoms of an infected tooth include a toothache, discoloration of the tooth, swelling and tenderness. Our Dentist Team will take several steps to determine if you need root canal treatment, we will look for any symptoms that you might have to need the treatment

Periodontics is a highly specialized area of dentistry that treats the region around a tooth, which includes gums, bone and helping ligaments. most common periodontal services consist of scaling and deep cleaning, crown lengthening and dental implants.